Rene Bermudez

Staff Writer

  • Expertise: Mortgages, personal finance
  • Education: Reed College


Rene Bermudez is a staff writer at LendingTree, where she covers mortgages and personal finance.

Before joining LendingTree, she worked as an independent writer, editor and researcher. Her experience includes investigative work with The Nation Institute, work in the life sciences with Language Scientific, collaborations around digital rights and cultures with Prof. Ramesh Srinivasan of UCLA’s Department of Information Studies and e-commerce coverage for Verifone.

Rene has a bachelor’s degree in Classics (Greek, Latin, and Ancient Mediterranean Studies) from Reed College.

Articles by Rene Bermudez

How To Use the USDA Home Loan Map in Your House Hunt

The USDA loan map makes it simple to check if a specific home or area is compatible with a mortgage backed by the U.S. Department... read more

Can You Use a Home Equity Loan in a Divorce Settlement?

If you’re a homeowner going through a divorce, you’ll need to divide your home equity as part of your divorce settlement or separation agreement. You... read more

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac: What You Need to Know

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are “government-sponsored entities” (GSEs), which means they’re private companies created by the U.S. Congress to help keep the mortgage lending... read more

Cash-Out Refinance: How It Works and When It’s a Good Idea

A cash-out refinance allows you to replace your current mortgage and access a lump sum of cash at the same time. The new mortgage will... read more

How to Get Home Loans for Bad Credit

Homebuyers in search of bad credit home loans have several options to consider. A range of mortgage programs offer home loans for bad credit, and... read more

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